Its time.  The 2020-2021 Membership year is coming to an end, and the 2021-2022 year will begin on April 1.  Be sure to renew your American Mensa membership by March 31, 2021 to ensure you don’t lapse.

2020 was a tough year to deliver on the Mensa promise – in-person fellowship of other smart people at local, regional, and national events was curtailed due to pandemic social gathering restrictions.  The good news is that clubs across the country – including Mid America Mensa – are finally hitting their stride offering programming and social events online.  But the events are only a part of the benefit of being a member.  You get emails and publications by Mensa highlighting cool advancements across science, technology, the arts and humanities.  Your dues help pay for scholarships for students to pursue their continuing education – both at the local and national levels.  Your dues also help Mensa Foundation publish the Mensa Research Journal which highlights scholarly articles and research related to intelligence from a variety of nationally and internationally esteemed authors.  You also get bragging rights.  But even if you aren’t the bragging type, just carrying the card is cool – knowing you are among the top 2% of the world in intelligence.